Hi – this is Max. If you’re wondering what I’m doing, I’m jumping on the jumbo jump doing a front flip (it is very hard doing a front flip on a jumbo jump.) It was a lot of fun doing also I did three front flips on the jumbo jump.
This was my favorite part of the Maui Golf place!
This is Mara. After mini golf we had an amazing dinner! We ate at Aloha Mixed Plate. Max and I had strawberry smoothies, THEY WERE AWESOME! All of us agreed to come back again (even though Mom ate tooo much!).
P.S. This is the picture I took that was part of our dinner view – right on the ocean!
Maui Golf and Sports Park. With a name like that you might be think that there would be something – like real golf maybe – for adults. But you’d be wrong.
It’s 2 18-hole mini-golf courses, bumper boats, a rock climbing tower and extreme trampoline. It’s very nice – and not nearly as expensive as you might think. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve dropped more money at either Chuck E. Cheese or the local fair than I did at this place. And they sure didn’t look like this.
Also, on the positive side, it was at least 30 minutes away, and we got to experience summer road construction. I’d hate for this to feel too much like vacation – plus I gotta keep those driving skills up for a possible future career.
We also had a great dinner – but Mara wants to do that post herself.
Since this was a lazy day by the pool, I’m taking the fabulous suggestion from a co-worker to expand our vocabularies by sharing the Hawaiian that we’ve learned. We’ll start out slow…with a bonus word for good measure.
Aloha: Hello, goodbye or can be used as a term of affection
Mahalo: Thank you (tip jars often have this on them – but don’t say “Tips” – so at one point Mara thought mahalo=tips)
Humuhumunukunukuapua’a: Hawaiian state fish…say it with me…Hoo-moo Hoo-moo Noo-koo Noo-koo a poo ah-ah
I’m more interested in learning Pidgin – which seems to be remarkably similar to some redneck slang on the mainland…
It’s a good darn thing that the view is good (although not as coastal as our prior one-lane mountain drive). It’s a good darn thing that the kids aren’t generally prone to car sickness (even if they got a little greent). It’s a good darn thing that Despicable Me is available on audiobook to help pass most of the drive time to Hana.
Honestly, our goal today wasn’t really the Road to Hana. It was a place on the other side of Hana. Officially, it’s called ‘Ohe’o Gulch but it also known as the Seven Sacred Pools. You can find the Pipiwai Trailhead in the same spot (or at least same parking lot). It’s all part of Haleakala National Park albeit sort of the long way around.
We got the pics below in the sun at the Seven Pools in between the cloudbursts…and were thankful for the towels waiting in the car. I didn’t manage to get a picture of the car conga line we were part of on the way back from Hana (which started at 3 and had grown to 12 by the time we reached P’aia). We were in the middle (#6)…just behind a Harley (EagleRider.com for anyone interested in renting!).
We’re taking an adventure break on Wednesday…but we’ve got free parking at Haleakala through Thursday…
The place we are staying at is a ‘cottage’ which is located a couple of minutes from the Kaanapali beach. Picture below is the entry area. In the Midwest we would call this the mud room! I believe here they call it the lanai ;->